Moneydance is a huge upgrade from Quicken!

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Bronco Country

18 Jul, 2010 09:39 PM

Just a little feedback from "Joe User" in the wild:

I switched to Moneydance for Mac in January of 2010 after a decade of Quicken (Windows). This was part of my big move to Mac's last year, and am really happy that I was able to dump both PC/Windows and Quicken. Both were just sucking the life out of me with glitches, quirks, instability, and general misery.

Rather than try to wedge ten years of Quicken data into MD2010, I chose to start de novo January 1, 2010 with MD. (It turns out that my old Quicken files are easy to access as a separate file if I really need to find something). Furthermore, I decided I would try to limit the number of accounts I followed (i.e. I canceled a slew of credit cards and only kept a few that worked well with MD online access).

Moneydance has worked reliably as a register for my banking, credit cards, and mortgage (although there is an issue with the way it handles the mortgage interest splits which is well-documented and hopefully being fixed!).

Quicken had all kinds of analysis and reporting features that I never really used. And almost every part of Quicken had become more cumbersome as the years passed. I appreciate the simplicity of Moneydance, and it has met my needs well.

I had also tried a program called MoneyWell (Money Well ?) for a few months. It was pretty hard for me to use it as an effective register for my accounts. I think it might have an application as a simple budgeting program, but I like Moneydance much better.

In summary, I can recommend Moneydance 2010 as a terrific replacement for Quicken. Why doesn't Moneydance get any press in the Mac world? It seems like it should jump to the top over the other players.

Thanks to the development team for a great product.

  1. Tom Freeman closed this discussion on 20 Jul, 2010 06:45 PM.

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